"When kids were still allowed in ASPL many of them would say ‘fuck this library’ in response to various requests from staff: be quiet, no running, final warning. Sometimes they’d say ‘fuck this library’ while being escorted out by a security guard or ranger. Yet they would, more or less, all show up the next day..."

"‘Fuck this library’ became a kind of catch cry among certain members of staff. It means fuck this library – fuck this library and the council that governs it, their violent management practices and possessive logics. But, also, fuck this library because we love it. Fuck this library because we believe in a better one."

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